Matthew Azarva

Matthew Azarva

Work History

Work History
Jan 2004 - Present

Television Producer

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Conveys most compelling stories on location through excellent writing and video editing, for nightly newscasts and sports talk shows at major market station. Duties include live, taped, in-studio and remote productions. Also skilled as line producer.•Consistently contributed innovative stories based on connections and research to set station apart from competition. •Increased viewership and revenue to the station by producing creative and exclusive content. •Created trusting relationships with athletes and major universities that guaranteed future projects and stories.•Strong team communicator who delivers story as promised with time to spare. Informs newsroom and website producer about breaking news and possible stories from the field. •Versatile and flexible with breaking news; not resistant to late story changes.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

Founder

Reel Sports Media

Established production company that distinguishes high school athlete’s career and develops character for college recruiters. Through interviews, statistics, and game footage, athlete is made to stand out from crowded playing field in hope of attaining athletic scholarship.•Innovative idea was first of its kind in Philadelphia region. •Assisted prized recruit in receiving scholarship to prestigious prep school.

Jan 2002 - Sep 2004

Freelance Sports Producer

WLVI-TV (WB 56)

Hired as freelance producer while still attending college. Produced sports segments for Ten O’Clock News show. •Worked one-on-one with Anchor and Director to ensure clean, creative production.•Directed reporters and photographers to breaking stories.•Worked closely with graphics department.•Handled technical issues in cool and calm manner.

Apr 2003 - Jan 2004

Boston Red Sox Radio Statistician

WEEI Sports Talk Radio

Sat in between Joe Castiglione and Jerry Trupiano in Red Sox radio booth and assisted both announcers with in-game statistics and information for 90 games during the 2003 season.•Interviewed “player of the game” on field immediately after final out.•Established trusting relationships with players and team officials to gain better access. •Interviewed players, coaches and executives for pre and post game shows.

Education

Education
2000 - 2004

B.S.

Northeastern University